Can I feed my chickens Potatoe peals?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by monarc23, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Just curious before i throw them up to them or pitch them thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most experts say not to, unless they are cooked. Mine have eaten them with no ill effects. BUT definitely don't give them ones from potatoes that have gone green.
     
  3. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard no.
     
  4. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've always heard that raw potato peels are a no-no so they go to the compost pile. If they're cooked they go to the chickies.
     
  5. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good rule of thumb

    if it gives YOU gas, [​IMG] it gives 'em gas and chicken should never have gas [​IMG]
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    What if I microwave them for several minutes until they're soft? Then its oke doke?
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:wellll potatoes dont give me gas sooo! [​IMG]

    but that is a good rule of thumb to follow
     
  8. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Potatoes don't give me gas either. One time I gave my chickens some cooked beans and they loved them and I'm sure it kept them warm. I also heard that uncooked beans are a no no.
     
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Our chickens have ate potatoe peals, many times and are still kicking and doin great. [​IMG]
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Potatoes that have been exposed to light during storage sometime develop a greenish skin, due to a substance called solanine. It's not recommended that ANYONE eat the skins in that stage. They are fine to eat once peeled. I decided long ago to not give potatoes to my chickens, it's just starch anyway. I figure, why take the chance, when they compost so well.

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